Watch out, Water Works Park! Here come Girls On the Run!
A national program sponsored in central Iowa by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Girls On the Run inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grades to become more healthy, joyful and confident through a curriculum that integrates running. This Friday evening, more than 600 Girls On the Run participants from 42 area schools will celebrate the end of their season by doing what many of them never dreamed they could accomplish: completing a 5K run.
Running alongside each girl will be an adult running buddy offering encouragement as she pursues her goal. A small army of coaches, parents, family members, friends and volunteers will be on hand to cheer the runners from start to finish and congratulate them on their achievement.
Join us and be inspired by the power of Girls On the Run to bring a community together and make a positive difference in the lives of its participants.